Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly Release
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Mountain West action continues this week with 10 games on the slate. Fresno State is off to a 4-0 start, while five teams just have one loss. The MW’s 11 teams will play 18 intra-league games to determine a regular-season champion and seeding for the 2014 Reese’s Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship, March 10-15, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
With a 76-72 win on Jan. 11, Nevada stopped a five-game losing streak to Utah State.
San Diego State is 54-1 since the start of the 2011-12 campaign when leading with five minutes remaining in a game. The Aztecs are 3-0 this season in that situation.
Fresno State’s Taylor Thompson became the 20th player in school history to score 1,000 points in a career on Jan. 11. She needed three points coming into the game and ended up with 19 against Colorado State. Thompson needs three more steals to become the Bulldogs’ all-time leader in career steals (273).
Colorado State freshman Ellen Nystrom became the first Rams’ basketball player, men’s or women’s, to record a triple-double. The native of Lulea, Sweden, scored 11 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out 10 assists against San José State on Jan. 8. Nystrom is the fifth MW women’s player to record a triple-double.
Utah State senior Jennifer Schlott moved into a tie for second in career assists on Jan. 11. She is 36 shy of moving into first place. Schlott is currently tied with former Aggie player and current Fresno State assistant coach Danyelle Snelgro with 336.
Boise State featured one of the youngest starting lineups in the country with three sophomores (Miquelle Askew, Lexie Der, Kieahnna Engel) and two freshmen (Yaiza Rodriguez, Brooke Pahukoa) during non-conference play this season. Junior Deanna Weaver, a transfer from Oregon, became eligible after the fall semester. She played in her first game on Sunday, Dec. 29, against Cal State Fullerton and moved into the starting lineup on Jan. 4 in the Broncos’ MW opener at Fresno State.
New Mexico senior Sara Halasz has been named an official nominee for the Allstate Good Works Team® by the Women’s Basketball Coaches of America (WBCA). Halasz is one of only 84 NCAA Division I women’s basketball athletes to be named a candidate for the award. The Good Works Team® honors college basketball players who represent good teamwork, community service and leadership.